All controlled substances are divided into one of five categories called “schedules” in federal law.1 Schedule IV drugs are the second-to-least dangerous class under Nevada drug law for the following reasons:
- Schedule IV drugs have a low potential for abuse relative to Schedule III drugs; and
- Schedule IV drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S; and
- Abuse of Schedule IV drugs may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to Schedule III drugs.
Common Schedule IV drugs in Nevada:
(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)
- Ambien – Read our article on Nevada DUI with Ambien law
Comprehensive List of Schedule IV Drugs:
- Chloral betaine
- Chloral hydrate
Schedule IV Drug Crimes in Nevada:
Further information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule IV drugs is available here:
- Nevada narcotics possession laws
- Nevada narcotics possession for sale laws
- Nevada narcotics sale laws
- Nevada offense of transporting drugs
- Nevada offense of trafficking drugs
Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I through III and V, see our following articles:
- Schedule I drugs in Nevada
- Schedule II drugs in Nevada
- Schedule III drugs in Nevada
- Schedule V drugs in Nevada
Accused of narcotics offense? We can help…
If you’ve been arrested and booked for a “drug crime” in Nevada, call our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys for a free phone consultation. We might be able to persuade the prosecution to drop your case or lessen the charges.
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1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.
2 21 USC § 812.